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Lets Go Fly A Kite

Inspired by  ‘s photo, so I had a look through my archives for some photos I had of one of my grandsons flying a kite I had made for him. After a couple of hours with no luck, and still having the kite, I took it out for a flight today. So please accept my invite to all, to once again ‘Look Up’.

I thought I’d broken the kite when I took it down and noticed the break. Not until I viewed the images on my monitor did I realise it was broken before I flew it. Didn’t realise I could not post videos until I upgrade, will be happening soon!

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Author: Mick Talbot

Besotted with nature in all its wondrous formats.

8 thoughts on “Look Up”

    1. Hi Manny,
      Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated.
      The kite was made out of doweling, newspaper, pva glue, and painted in watercolours, enjoyed making it too. The greatest joy was seeing it flying by the hand of my grandson. Take care, wishing you and yours all the best life can offer…


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    1. Hi Irene,
      Many thanks for your Kind words.

      Let me assure you that if you follow my instructions on making this kite, you and anyone will fly this form of kite in a draft, but a slight breeze would be better. As you can see it is made up from 3 equilateral triangles. In my kite the were 12 inch, and I am suggesting you stick to that size, or smaller pro-rata. I used 1/4 inch dowel, and newspaper as a covering, its what I had to hand, not ideal as it made it heavy, which in turn meant a bit more than a breeze was required to get up. So, and from experience, as I made my first one using the following materials:
      01: Relevant lengths of 1/8th inch square balsa wood.
      02: Super glue as used by remote controlled model aeroplanes builders. The normal type for domestic use does not work so good
      on balsa wood. You can use a pva glue but?
      3. sufficient tissue paper to cover 2 adjoining sides, colors optional.
      Preassemble as 4 separate items cover them at this stage, and paint, using a quick drying aircraft modellers paint if needed. If you don’t wish to use paint you can if you have used tissue paper use water to shrink it, having got all 4 done assemble as seen in the images. Attach a strong cotton thread to base, again as seen in the images above. Note, if heavier materials are use then forget the cotton and use a strong cord. Good luck, and if you do make and fly it photos are a must.

      Best wishes,


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      1. Mick thanks so much for that wonderful recipe for building a kite. I am going to pass that on to my nephews and their father as I think that would be a lovely father and son thing to do. Photos, if they do it will definitely be forthcoming. If they don’t then it may be a project I will do with them on their next trip to Australia. Cheers Irene

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  1. Yep, you don’t see many like it. It being broken and still flying, I was surprised too. I’m thinking the joint broke whilst in flight, for I would not attempted a flight in that condition.
    Thanks for your comment, and the follow.


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